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Stories Pictures Tell Book Two   By: (1880-)

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STORIES PICTURES TELL

BOOK TWO

By

FLORA L. CARPENTER Instructor in drawing in Waite High School, Toledo, Ohio Formerly supervisor of drawing, Bloomington, Illinois

Illustrated with Half Tones from Original Photographs

RAND McNALLY & COMPANY CHICAGO NEW YORK

Copyright, 1918, by RAND MCNALLY & COMPANY

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Made in U. S. A.

THE CONTENTS

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER PAGE

"Shoeing the Bay Mare" Landseer 1

"Angels' Heads" Reynolds 13

NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, AND JANUARY

"The First Step" Millet 21

"A Fascinating Tale" Mme Ronner 29

FEBRUARY AND MARCH

"A Helping Hand" Renouf 37

"The Strawberry Girl" Reynolds 43

APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE

"The Return to the Farm" Troyon 51

Review of Pictures and Artists Studied

The Suggestions to Teachers 56

THE PREFACE

Art supervisors in the public schools assign picture study work in each grade, recommending the study of certain pictures by well known masters. As Supervisor of Drawing I found that the children enjoyed this work but that the teachers felt incompetent to conduct the lessons as they lacked time to look up the subject and to gather adequate material. Recourse to a great many books was necessary and often while much information could usually be found about the artist, very little was available about his pictures.

Hence I began collecting information about the pictures and preparing the lessons for the teachers just as I would give them myself to pupils of their grade.

My plan does not include many pictures during the year, as this is to be only a part of the art work and is not intended to take the place of drawing.

The lessons in this grade may be used for the usual drawing period of from twenty to thirty minutes, and have been successfully given in that time. However, the most satisfactory way of using the books is as supplementary readers, thus permitting each child to study the pictures and read the stories himself.

FLORA L. CARPENTER

[Illustration: SHOEING THE BAY MARE]

STORIES PICTURES TELL

SHOEING THE BAY MARE

=Original Picture:= National Gallery, London, England. =Artist:= Sir Edwin Landseer (l[)a]nd´´s[=e]r). =Birthplace:= London, England. =Dates:= Born, 1802; died, 1873.

=Questions to arouse interest.= What is the man in this picture doing? How many have watched a blacksmith shoe a horse? Why does he wear an apron made of leather? From what do the sparks fly? What has the blacksmith in his hand? Why do you suppose this horse wears no halter? What other animals do you see in this picture? Which has the larger ears, the donkey or the horse? Which seems to have the softer coat? Which can run the faster? What do you see on the donkey's back? What kind of dog is that in the picture? Why do you suppose the hound is so interested in what the blacksmith is doing? What else can you see in the picture? What makes you think the man is fond of animals? Where is the bird? Why do you like this picture?

=The story of the picture.= Here in a building that once may have been a home, we see an old fashioned country blacksmith shop. The wide door has been made in two parts so that the upper part can be swung open to let in the sunlight. The lower part of the doorway remains closed and is just high enough to keep the horse and donkey shut in. But the dog could easily jump over it should he become frightened by the flying sparks of fire.

The smith is trying a shoe on the hind foot of the beautiful horse, but neither the man nor the horse seems quite satisfied with it... Continue reading book >>




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